In Reply to: Ford tractor plant posted by Billy Zook on April 23, 2014 at 21:55:17:
Thanks for the info, Billy. This is a good thing not only for Detroit but for the history of the automobile and Ford Motor company. Just this past week the groups involved in preserving the YAM (Yankee Air Museum) succeeded in getting the funds needed to preserve a portion of the old Willow Run Plant, home of the B-24 Liberator during WWII.
I just want to make a comment about Ford Tractor production. Yes, the 8N was produced at the Highland Park plant, but tractor production actually had been moved there prior to the end of WWII around 1945. Then in 1973, Ford Romeo Tractor Plant was opened and all tractor production moved there until about 1988, about the time Ford sold out and then the plant was converted to an engine plant. It still is in operation, known now as the Ford Romeo Engine Plant.